South Africans hit the felt today for Sunbet Poker Tour season opener in Pretoria – March 3 to 12


Players in South Africa are just hours away from the country’s first live poker festival of 2023. Starting today March 3 and running through March 12, the Sunbet Poker Tour (SBT) powered by Monster Jam Poker (MJPT) presents ten days of nonstop games at Time Square in the city of Pretoria. The much awaited season opener will feature a total of 12 custom crafted events and 11.5 Million ZAR in guarantees, equivalent to a handsome US$ 630,000.

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Time Square – Pretoria – Photo credit Monster Jam Poker

Now entering its eighth year in the business, MJPT takes pride in bringing players the best poker experience in beautiful destinations all over the country. This is the first of six festivals lined up all year. Each location equally stunning.

For players that happen to be traveling in this part of the world or are looking to tackle new territory, give South Africa consideration. It will be worth the trip with a mix of fun at the tables and mind blowing nature experience.

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As for the fields, poker in South Africa may be small compared to countries in Asia however the market is rapidly growing and there is certainly no lack of competitive spirit.

In the days ahead, popular crowd favorites such as the 2 Million ZAR guaranteed Mega Million (David Rosenthal Memorial), Mystery Bounty, and Little Slam will fill up the room, culminating at the arrival of the Main Event 5 Million ZAR  (~$274,500) guaranteed. All of these events are backed by great structures at affordable prices and are offered at every festival.

On the costlier side, High rollers will also be busy with two events scheduled and a new one, the Business-Persons Super High Roller Invitational. Excitement surrounds this event. Fourteen of South Africa’s finest players will be participating which includes Jarred Salomon, Darren Kramer, Ahmed Karrim, Ronit Chamani, Kineth Pasher, and Rudolph Fourie.

For more info, head to the MonsterJam website. You can also watch MJPT CEO Marc Joseph interview on Poker in South Africa.

Sunbet Poker Tour – MJPT – Player Guide

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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